Melbourne, in keeping with its status as a UNESCO City of Literature, unveiled Literature Lane in May this year.
The lane, previously nameless, celebrates writers and writing. The laneway's walls are decorated with book cover art.
Literature Lane will be a lasting legacy of the National Year of Reading. The lane was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, a former teacher who is also one of the Ambassadors for the NYOR.
Literature Lane joins other famous Melbourne lanes, including AC/DC Lane (named after the rock band of the same name) and Dame Edna Place (named after Barry Humphries's alter ego, Dame Edna Everage).
Melbourne is one of only six UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide. Others include Dublin (appointed in 2010) and Edinburgh (the first to be so appointed, in 2004). Melbourne was the second, in 2008.